Death of teen who overdosed on drugs ruled accidental

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said Monday the death of 13-year-old who overdosed on heroin while at his father’s place of employment has been ruled accidental.

The death certificate reads “Anoxic brain injury due to suspected drug intoxication,” according to the Coroner’s Office. The toxin has not been identified.

Nathan Wylie died at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

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According to a police report on the March 28 incident, the father and another man brought the teenager to a fire station on South Broadway Tuesday night. The boy was unconscious when they arrived.

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Medics believed the boy was suffering from a heroin overdose. They administered the overdose antidote Narcan and took him to Miami Valley Hospital. He was later transferred to Dayton Children’s Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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